Switch 'Family Sharing' Hack

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by SnarkSlayer, May 3, 2017.

  1. SnarkSlayer
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    Contrary to the Title, this is not what most people expect. A little click-bait, yet non-the-less I have managed to gain all my friends games through this technique.

    Once again, this is not extremely reliable but once it is accomplished, Nintendo cannot fix it from their end unless you connect to the internet.

    I've held this off for an extended period of time because I do not have regular internet connection and therefor this technique works well for me, yet I still wanted to wait to make sure any hassle I caused would have calmed down.

    The technique overides the fact that only one console can have the same account activated at a time. By ensuring that Console B dosent reconnect to the Nintendo servers we can have two consoles with the same account activated, therefor allowing games to be played on both. (Apologies if I haven't explained this the most efficient way, I'm not the best)

    Simply, the method is as follows; Deactivate Console A (whichever console is the one which has the games you with for Console B to have), Activate Console B and Download all Games from the Account, Disconnect Console B from the internet, Call/Mail Nintendo with the pretence that Console A cannot connect to the account. If you've played your cards right Nintendo should reactivate the account on Console A and deactivate the account on Console B. So long as Console B dosent connect to the Nintendo servers you will be free to play the games on both consoles.

    I'm aware this isn't the best exploit or what most people are looking for, but is useful for those that don't have as much money, wish to have two consoles with the same games or no internet dosent bother them.

    Please let me know if I need to elaborate or clear anything up. Hope this was useful.

    - Snark​
     
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  2. zezzo

    zezzo The "Black Ace"

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    Pictures would be nice.
     
  3. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    Wait this isn't Taco Bell
    I think this is just commen since that the switch does this
     
  4. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here

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    In your basement Dick Size: 5 meters.
    Couldn't you just use DNS to block Nintendo's servers?
     
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  5. SnarkSlayer
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    Defiantly, just thought it would be nice to post for those that haven't thought of it
     
  6. ElijahZAwesome

    ElijahZAwesome GBATemp's official... uh... uhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    who knows specifically what servers let them detect what user your signed into? plus if you blocked them you couldnt play online because you cant sign in
     
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  7. djricekcn

    djricekcn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    why is the word "hack" even used?
     
  8. SnarkSlayer
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    Sounds Cool & Click Bait ;D
     
  9. modrobert

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    Social engineering FTW.
     
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  10. Arkangelshadow

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    But it will only work one time... too many mail/calls for reactivating will be a little suspicious on your account.
     
  11. Axido

    Axido GBAtemp Fan

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    Help! I followed your tutorial and now my Switch is bricked. WTF????!!!
    DON'T USE THIS, GUYS! IT'S UNSAFE AND NINTENDO WILL KILL YOUR CONSOLES IF YOU DO!

    Edit: /s (this is such a shame)
     
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  12. GerbilSoft

    GerbilSoft GBAtemp Addict

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    What error message do you get indicating that it's "bricked"?
     
  13. Axido

    Axido GBAtemp Fan

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    I get black letters on a black background when I try to turn on my Switch.
     
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  14. ogioto

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    Can you show us? Take some pics with your phone.
     
  15. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here

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  16. Sketchy1

    Sketchy1 gbatemp's shadiest warez dealer

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    I don't see the reason the word "hack" is used. But I guess this would be a decent way of game sharing on the switch.

    If this is indeed true, then great bro
     
  17. SnarkSlayer
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    Can you post some pictures and explain exactly what you did. (You shouldn't have bricked it, but I'll help anyway I can)
     
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  18. xile6

    xile6 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Sorry but nothing new.
    The same thing happen with the 3ds.
    Also this isnt something you do over and over.
    And really not worth the time imo
     
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  19. g00s3y

    g00s3y Asshole

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    "hack"

    used by edgy 13 year old to get likes...